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Colorado lost, but the impact will continue

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The Colorado Buffaloes play in the NCAA Division I Pac-12.

Colorado has brought college football to life for many young fans as the combination of Deion Sanders, his two sons, Sheduer and Shilo, and two-way star Travis Hunter dominate college football. But all the hype suddenly came crashing down over the weekend.

The Colorado Buffaloes suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday in blowout fashion to Oregon. 

Head Coach Deion Sanders has been all over the news every week Colorado has played. For the first three weeks, it looked like everything he was saying was going to be true about how he would change the culture at Colorado.

Then reality hit.

After a 3-0 start to their season, Colorado was faced with the task of taking on a Top Ten team in the nation, the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks have one of the best offenses in all of college football with Bo Nix under center. They have put up at least 38 points every week, even scoring 81 points in week one.

The battle started way before the game had started, with both coaches calling out each other’s team on social media. Deion Sanders loves to talk, which is a main reason people like him so much. 

Oregon Head Coach Dan Lanning gave his opinion of Colorado’s season so far.

“The Cinderella story’s over man. They are fighting for clicks. We are fighting for wins,” he said in a speech to his players.

Everyone wants to take down Deion Sanders, which can be seen through how coaches and teams talk about them. Teams think they are too cocky, although fans see it as confidence that helps boost viewership.

In the loss to Oregon, Sheduer Sanders, Colorado’s quarterback, had one of his worst games of the season. After averaging 417 yards per game, only putting up 159 is considered a poor game. He was also sacked seven times throughout the game.

The biggest part of the game that was on the field was the fact that Colorado’s Hunter did not play.

Hunter had played 274 snaps in two games, both on offense and defense, but this game he was out after a hit that will sideline him for three weeks in their game vs Colorado State the previous week. One player should not be to blame for losing by 36 points, but that’s not to say he wasn’t a big reason for the loss.

The hype Colorado has gained over the last month has been something that college football has never seen. This is only a good sign for what Deion Sanders and his Colorado Buffaloes can do to change college football forever.

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Jacob Staley, Sports Editor
Sports Editor Jacob Staley is a fourth-year writer and a senior. He can be found playing or watching basketball or football with his friends, or listening to music.
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